Right to be forgotten

Right To Be Forgotten

The right to be forgotten, also known as right to erasure is part of the GDPR and gives you the right to request that your personal data is removed from organisations and businesses. This also includes search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo etc that may be showing your articles or links to websites that are affecting your life.

The google affect is now in full swing and it only takes someone to type in your name into google to find out information that you would rather keep private such as prison information, criminal history or other data that you would prefer be kept private.

Having such damaging information and articles or news publications so readily available for someone to google and find can detrimental to your current status in life. The results could lead to loss of employment, unable to get accepted for things that you may apply for, friends or family problems and this is where you need to exercise your right to be forgotten.

The General Data Protection Regulator, GDPR oversees how your data is collected, processed and most importantly erased. There was a Judgement in 2014 (Which you can read here) which set the standard for your right to have your data removed due to conflicting interests and how your details being published on the internet would affect you.

Right To Be Forgotten

Right to be forgotten - What is it?

The right to be forgotten gives you the right to request and control how your data is used. The right to control data is useless if the persons whose data it is has no say in the processing, incorrect information or being stored or shown unnecessarily. If this is the case, the person can request that the data be removed, this includes removing your details from search engines such as google.

Right to be forgotten

What is my rights with Right to be Forgotten?

The GDPR states that the person has the right to have their details removed from businesses and search engines such as google if:

  • The personal data is no longer necessary for the purpose an organization originally collected or processed it.
  • An organization is relying on an individual’s consent as the lawful basis for processing the data and that individual withdraws their consent.
  • An organization is relying on legitimate interests as its justification for processing an individual’s data, the individual objects to this processing, and there is no overriding legitimate interest for the organization to continue with the processing.
  • An organization is processing personal data for direct marketing purposes and the individual objects to this processing.
  • An organization processed an individual’s personal data unlawfully.
  • An organization must erase personal data in order to comply with a legal ruling or obligation.
  • An organization has processed a child’s personal data to offer their information society services.
Remove my details from google

How to remove my details from Google?

If you are looking to remove your details from google or any website links from google about you, We can help you with this process. We submit a Right to be forgotten using our unique template so state the reasons why it should be taken down, the affects its having on your life and also their compliance with GDPR. Looking to have your details removed from google get in touch